Monday, January 19, 2009

A Great Sewing Box

I have been needing a new sewing box for quite sometime now. I loved the one I had. It was wooden and the top was a giant pin cushion. It opened up and the sides folded out and revealed 3 drawers on each side. It held a lot of things. Sadly, one handle was broken off and it was so big and bulky anyway. I had to sew a button on something yesterday and as I got my sewing box down out of my closet I decided that it was time for a new sewing box.

I ended up using something I already had. I have another bag just like the one above, but a little bigger. Also made by the Paper Studio. I use it to take to school when I am decorating a bulletin board or other project for a teacher. I carry scissors, a stapler, staples, tape, markers, etc. That way I don't have to keep walking in the classroom asking for supplies while she is teaching class.

The photo above is another bag made by the Paper Studio. I honestly bought it because it was 50% off at Hobby Lobby and I was going to carry my colored pencil supplies in for when I go to draw away from my desk. I really haven't used it for that purpose much, so I decided to re-purpose it for my sewing kit.

I used to sew a lot and needed something larger, but for me this is just right now. It holds everything I need for a quick mend or a small sewing project. These scrapbooking totes have so many pockets, you can keep everything organized. Since it is made of fabric, I can put some needles (some threaded) for quick use if I am in a hurry.

Inside I put all my spools of thread. This tote can hold a lot of spools inside.

In this zipper side pocket I have my sewing machine bobbins and attachments.

If you need a new sewing box and you are a patient Hobby Lobby customer like me, just wait until the week they have all the scrapbooking totes and organizers on sale and get one of these for 50% off. I believe this one was originally around $25.00, but I got it 1/2 off.

Be Inspired! -Karol :0)


sadie said...

superb idea Karol. I'm hankering after a new sewing box, and have seen a rather lovely one at Cath Kidston. I have to have a proper 'box' one though, as I need to be able to keep all tempting things away from a certain tiny persons curious hands. As it is, I have to keep my sewing box up high on the fridge, to be super safe, and when I'm using the box and have it on the table or kitchen worktops - yikes! I have to have eyes in the back of my head!!!!

Have a lovely start to the week. Little one and I have just been 'oohing' and 'ahhing' over a rainbow. You can guess our weather from that! ;o)

So blessed! said...

Cool, I love to get organized. Don't you just love it when you find a great bargain? I love Hobby Lobby!

Amy said...

Love this idea!! My sewing kit is overflowing, so this is a great way to keep it all together and portable!

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama ^..^ said...

Oh my gosh, that is a dandy bag!
It could be used for any craft at all. Who wouldn't love one of those.
Total organization!!

Kellye said...

What a great sewing tote Karol...I love it! Just another excuse for going to Hob Lob when the sales are on!!

Peggy said...

Awesome way to reuse and recycle something that we already have, huh? Pretty clever there Karol!

tam said...

Karol-love that sewing tote-so handy! What a great idea!I could use one of those for so many things-gardening too! ~Tam:D

SoBella Creations said...

What a fantastic idea.

Kasey Hunt said...

I really like that it's organized but everything is all visible. Nice.

Tricia Anne said...

What a great bag/box! You can really put all your needed items into it. I will need to check that out. I am currently using my grandma's and it is older than me. Not very big either. So I am extremely limited.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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